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November 10, 2008 3:25 PM   Subscribe

Gilles Peterson does his thing which you can listen to weekly. Some of his mixes and podcasts are available for download. Dude even digs Obama.

This week's show in the 'listen to' link is extra special and can also be recorded.
posted by gman (14 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
as an American, i apparently am not allowed to listen to the "listen to" link, but i am working on downloading some of his stuff right now. i am really liking his stuff.
posted by aliceinreality at 3:33 PM on November 10, 2008


in conclusion, his stuff. his stuff. his stuff. sorry, MeFi, got distracted by the music and lost the ability to use pronouns.
posted by aliceinreality at 3:34 PM on November 10, 2008


WEIRD. I am in Canada and I can use the link.
posted by gman at 3:35 PM on November 10, 2008



WEIRD. I am in Canada and I can use the link.

Maybe because you put the queen on a stamp?
posted by tractorfeed at 3:38 PM on November 10, 2008


Shocking to think, but I have been listening to Gilles Peterson on one station or another for close to 25 years, ever since the days of Radio Invicta. He's aging pretty gracefully, luckily - manages to keep at the cutting edge without turning into a big joke (Westwood, I am looking at you.) Like a jazzier John Peel. Always worth a listen.
posted by pascal at 4:00 PM on November 10, 2008


The amazing Soul Jazz Orchestra opened the last time I saw him.
posted by gman at 4:47 PM on November 10, 2008


Maybe because you put the queen on a stamp?

Loyal subject of Betty Windsor, Queen of Australia here, and right out of luck.
posted by Wolof at 5:48 PM on November 10, 2008


I've recently discovered Gilles Peterson. He is completely superb. As a lover of esoteric bossa nova and jazz, he's a godsend. The only depressing thing is how much better at finding good music he is than you (or I) am. Every one of his compilations is distinct and different and the perfect way forward for the aging indie rock hipster (and yes, I hate myself just a little for typing that.)

Gilles Peterson Digs America is esp. recommended.
posted by Keith Talent at 6:11 PM on November 10, 2008


But you'd already know that if you clicked the links prior to posting.
posted by Keith Talent at 6:16 PM on November 10, 2008


Two thumbs up for the epic Gilles Peterson INCredible. Pretty much the best album ever.
posted by gnash at 11:56 PM on November 10, 2008


Two disc import album only (INCredible)
posted by gnash at 11:57 PM on November 10, 2008


Great timing, a friend just invited me to see him this Saturday with Jazzanova
posted by mannequito at 4:08 AM on November 11, 2008


My desire to listen to this is overwhelmed by my burning hatred for RealPlayer, the cancer of streaming audio formats. Is there any way to download MP3s or other formats instead of using the BBC RealPlayer interface?
posted by Shepherd at 5:46 AM on November 11, 2008


Agreed. I record them using Replay AV. Available free from your local bittorrent store.
posted by gman at 5:53 AM on November 11, 2008


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